TODAY IN HISTORY, APRIL 5, 1985:
We are the World.
“Check your ego at the door.” This was the sign that Quincy Jones placed on the door to the studio in Los Angeles on January 28, 1985 as a warning to the 46 celebrity vocalists who arrived to record “We are the World.” The single was produced to benefit starving people experiencing famine in Africa.
The album was a run away success, and on April 5, 1985, approximately 6,000 radio stations around the world coordinated to play the single at the same time, 11:50 A.M.
President Reagan, who had not heard the song prior, had it piped through Air Force One and was duly impressed.
I know we aren’t to April 5 yet, but I felt we could use this right now.
I noticed in 1985 they were not afraid to invoke God’s name. May he bless us in the coming times.